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Hughesville Locals Sept. 20, 2017

By Staff | Sep 22, 2017

Now that my pool is closed and stored for the winter, summer temperatures have returned. Last weekend would have been a nice one for some time in the water, but that wasn’t an option. Of course, I know that it will not be long until we have to scrape frost from the windshield and break out the jackets and gloves for the early morning commute. I am just very thankful that I do not have to deal with the sort of problems that many residents of Texas and Florida have faced recently. I think the most unfortunate were those who had not expected to suffer the strongest effects of the hurricanes, but by the vagaries of wind shift and storm paths found themselves in the midst of flash flooding.

Does it seem that the second “half” of the Water Street project is taking much longer than the first? Perhaps there is no definite date for completion, but I know everyone who uses Route 118 will be very happy when all the barricades are removed and we can cease using the Broadway detour. We will have a break for the winter, but I understand that the North Main Street/Race Street project may begin next spring. I haven’t practiced an alternate route to Picture Rocks, but I think I may do that soon.

With apples ripening, tomatoes winding down, and the last garden produce being brought in to the garden, my canner and freezer are getting a workout, but it will be nice to put those things on the table through the colder months. I hope everyone’s gardens turned out to be as productive as ours was this year. While I never did get my soaker hose in place, there was no need for it, as Mother Nature provided the perfect amount of rainfall to keep it green and flourishing.

Hughesville Events

Weds. Sept. 20 The Christian Ladies Group (CLG) will meet at 1 p.m. at the Tivoli United Methodist Church. The featured speaker will be Mary Sieminski, whose presentation will be about local women’s history. The club’s next program will be on October 4, when Meg Geffken will portray Beatrix Potter, the author of the classic children’s stories of Peter Rabbit and other endearing creatures.

Thurs. Sept. 21, “Wee Make Music” for children aged 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at Hughesville Area Public Library (HAPL), 146 South Fifth St. from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Fri. Sept. 22, Pre-school Story Time for children 3 to 6 years and their caregivers, at (HAPL) from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Fri. Sept. 22 Alumni Game Night at the HHS football game versus Loyalsock. All HHS alumni are invited to attend the game and sign in with the club or clubs in which they participated while they were students. The club that collects the most signatures will win a cash prize! Bring your family and friends and support the current student body while getting together with some friends from days gone by.

Sat. Sept. 23 “We Build BLOCK PARTY” for children ages 3 and up at HAPL. There is no registration required for this self-directed activity from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sun. Sept. 24 Antique Tractor Pull at the Lycoming County Fairgrounds

Mon. Sept. 25 “Wee Tales” for children ages 12 months to 3 years and their caregivers at HAPL from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Tues. Sept. 26 “Wee Play” for children ages 2 – 6 years and their caregivers at HAPL.